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Bridging courses

Bridging courses are designed to let you explore the foundational knowledge related to your course and get used to university study before you start your degree. The courses are delivered remotely with a combination of self-paced and "live" sessions, so that you can complete them around your work and family commitments.

Courses on offer

Important

If you are feeling unwell please do not attend campus and advise our Student Hub team. If you have been to any of the locations noted on the NSW Government website, please adhere to NSW Government advice.

Biology

The Biology bridging course is highly recommended if you have not studied Biology and are planning to undertake a degree at University that includes Biological Sciences.  The aim of this course is to provide students with the necessary background to undertake Biology at University, rather than cover all topics in Higher School Certificate Biology.  The course covers material in both Autumn and Spring Sessions:

  • Autumn - evolution, biodiversity and ecology (BIOL104), functional biology of plants and animals (BIOL105)
  • Spring - biochemistry, cell structure and function, genetics, and energy metabolism (BIOL103)

The course includes a combination of lectures, tutorials and practicals.  

Cost

$100 - to be paid at time of application.

Payment secures places in the course.  Upon payment, attendance at the course is approved.

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Once registered, please check your inbox and junk mail for your confirmation email.

Please contact our Student Hub team if you have not received your confirmation email.

Application closing date

8 February 2021

Course dates / location

Dates: 15 – 19 February 2021

Time: 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: Building 43, Room 101

Contact

StudentHub 41 via enquiries-smah@uow.edu.au or on (02) 4221 3492 

Chemistry

The Chemistry bridging course is highly recommended for high school leavers without Higher School Certificate Chemistry (HSC), and those thinking of studying Chemistry at University (who do not have a background equivalent to HSC Chemistry). This subject covers fundamental aspects of Chemistry, normally dealt with in high school chemistry, and will provide the necessary foundation for 1st year Chemistry studies. Topics will include:

  • Matter, calculations, atomic theory and bonding
  • Nomenclature: naming chemical compounds and chemical equations
  • Stoichiometry: quantities in chemistry
  • Atomic weights and molecular weights; the mole; percentage composition by mass; empirical formulae; molecular formulae; relationship of moles to mass in chemical equations; reaction yield; solution stoichiometry, 

as well as three (3) hour lab class: EXPERIMENT 1: Solubility and EXPERIMENT 2: Synthesis of a Compound

Cost

$220 - to be paid at time of application.

Payment secures places in the course.  Upon payment, attendance at the course is approved.

Pay now 

Once registered, please check your inbox and junk mail for your confirmation email.

Please contact our Student Hub team if you have not received your confirmation email.

Application closing date

1 February 2021

Course dates / location

Dates: 8 – 19 February 2021

Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Location: Hope Theatre, Building 40, Room 153

Contact

StudentHub 41 via enquiries-smah@uow.edu.au or on (02) 4221 3492 

 

Academic Literacy (Social Change)

The purpose of this subject is to provide an introduction to academic literacy at university, which includes skills such as essay writing, referencing, note taking and research. You will apply these skills in the highly relevant topic of ‘Social Change’ which tackles many of the issues that saturate our news feeds, affect our opportunities and the choices that we make.

Cost

Free

Recommended audience

Students enrolling in any first year humanities or social science type courses

Start date

Week starting Monday 13 July 2020

Duration

3 weeks (1 day a week)

Business and Numeracy

The purpose of this subject is to provide an introductions to key topics underpinning business, as well as improve your mathematical skills to successfully complete the course. The subject provides students with an introduction to responsible and ethical Business, whilst reinforcing and enhancing numeracy and mathematics abilities that will be useful in a business setting

Cost

Free

Recommended audience

Students enrolling in any first year business courses

Start date

Week starting Monday 13 July 2020

 

Duration

3 weeks (1 day a week)

Foundation in Science, Medicine and Health (SMAH)

The purpose of this subject is to provide an introduction to the key academic skills that you will need to succeed in a health or science related degree at UOW. It introduces topics such as effective study strategies, evidence appreciation, critical thinking, scientific report and essay writing and academic integrity.

Cost

Free

Recommended audience

Students enrolling in any first year health or science related courses

Start date

Week starting Monday 13 July 2020

Duration

3 weeks (1 day a week)

Interested?

Apply now Apply to do a bridging course before 8 July 2020.

Need more information? Contact the Student Transition Team.

General mathematics

The purpose of this subject is designed to improve your mathematical skills. It introduces topics in algebra, functions, and trigonometric, graphing, data modelling and foundation calculus.

Cost

This foundation subject will be offered at a discounted rate as part of UOW’s higher education certificates. Students must meet the eligibility criteria under the Australian Government’s higher education relief package. For more information, see discounted short courses.

Recommended audience

Students enrolling in any first year engineering, science, or information technology course who have a limited background in mathematics.

Start date

Week starting Monday 15 June 2020

Contact

6 weeks

Credit points earned

6 credit points

Physics

This subject is designed to provide an understanding of some of the physical laws governing the operation of the universe. This subject will prepare students for the study of science and engineering at University.

Cost

This foundation subject will be offered at a discounted rate as part of UOW’s higher education certificates. Students must meet the eligibility criteria under the Australian Government’s higher education relief package. For more information, see discounted short courses.

Recommended audience

Students enrolling in any first year physics course who have a limited background in physics.

Start date

Week starting Monday 15 June 2020

Contact

6 weeks

Credit points earned

6 credit points

Interested?

Apply now for discounted short courses

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